Carrollton Springs

By The Fix staff 08/21/17

With its intensive evidence-based treatment program and range of support group options, Carrollton Springs is an ideal choice for those seeking hospital-level care with plenty of step-down measures.

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Location : 2225 Parker Rd Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone : (972) 885-3795
Price : $8,600 (residential, 10 days) $4,700 (PHP, 10 days); $3,500 (IOP, 10 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Carrollton Springs is located in Carrollton, Texas, a small town about 30 miles north of Dallas. It offers residential treatment, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for individuals grappling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Lance Folske, the CEO of Carrollton Springs, has a history of working in healthcare as an MFT. The campus opened in 2012.

Facility and Meals

A newly renovated hospital, Carrollton Springs’s primary facility is a large building with flower-filled gardens. There are expansive, well-manicured open areas with shaded benches, grassy spaces with patio furniture and peaceful walkways. There are also a hopscotch and basketball areas in one of the gated outdoor spaces.

Group therapy rooms have either a boardroom-like table with leather chairs or more spacious meeting areas with circling chairs. The nurses’ station sits behind one of the many lounge areas, offering comfortable armchairs and large, bright windows. Clinical treatment spaces are hospital-like, with fluorescent lighting above leather chairs and tiled floors.

The campus can accommodate up to 45 residents. Double bedrooms are spacious and have twin beds, tall wooden wardrobes, desks and a window overlooking the grassy campus. En-suite bathrooms have marbled tiles and curtained-off shower spaces. Private rooms are available based on space and medical need.

The airy, cafeteria offers soda and other beverages alongside a variety of diet-conscious meals overseen by a registered dietitian. Clients sit at wooden six-seat tables.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Clients in need of detox can do so on-site before beginning formalized treatment. Programming includes the online-based COGNIT system for addiction and mental health; the Good Days Ahead model of treating stress, anxiety and depression and the Hazelden program for managing dual diagnoses. Goal-based individualized treatment plans are developed for each client. Evidence-based treatment combines Motivational Interviewing (MI), reality therapy, CBT and DBT. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can also be facilitated. Group psychotherapy occurs daily as the foundation of treatment, though individual therapy is available upon request or as needed. Clients may also participate in 12-step programs.

The treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, RNs, LNs, PCAs, recreational/expressive therapists, a registered dietitian, LCDCs, LPCs and social workers.

An average inpatient stay is nine to 11 days. Residential treatment is overseen 24/7 by nurses and offers thorough medical assessments and psychiatric stabilization. Schedules run up to 10 hours a day, during which clients meet with their treatment team of a doctor, nurse and primary and recreational therapists. Programming involves daily group therapy as well as fitness training, wellness education, educational lectures and family therapy. Residents are offered an hour-long Q&A and seminar with a facility physician on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.

The PHP generally lasts two to eight weeks and includes physician-managed MAT. Scheduling runs five to six hours a day, five days a week with group therapy from either 9 am to 3 pm or 3:30 to 8:30 pm and individual therapy as needed. In addition to psychotherapy groups and evidence-based treatment programs, the PHP offers recreational therapy and educational groups.

The IOP meets for three hours a day, three days a week using the same treatments available to residents and those in the PHP.

There are 12-step meetings held from Sunday through Friday from 6 to 7 pm. The Minirth Faith-Based Program is available for those who are interested in a Christian-focused option.

Laptops are not allowed at Carrollton Springs, and cell phones are secured in a locker with 10-minute calls allowed during personal time.

Visitation hours are organized into sections by clients’ last names and are offered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, depending on what group the client is in. Visitation is only available for those 14 and older, though younger visitors may be given special accommodations upon approval. A family support group, discussing addiction and mental illness, runs on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Scheduled family meals are also available.

Aftercare involves continued use of the computer-based treatment programs as well as transitional support and a discharge plan. There is an hour-long alumni support group offered once weekly for those who have completed a program at Carrollton Springs.

Bonus Amenities

Nutritional education, fitness training, yoga, recreational therapies, spirituality sessions, creative therapies and pet therapy are available. A senior-specific program is also offered.


With its intensive evidence-based treatment program and range of support group options, Carrollton Springs is an ideal choice for those seeking hospital-level care with plenty of step-down measures offered. Its aftercare program is designed to keep clients engaged in recovery via online and in-person treatment and support group options, a proven way to help prevent relapse. As far as luxury rehabs in Texas go, Carrollton Springs is one of the most comprehensive programs in the state.

Carrollton Springs

2225 Parker Rd

Carrollton, TX 75010

(972) 885-3795

[email protected]

Carrollton Springs Cost: $8,600 (residential, 10 days); $4,700 (PHP, 10 days); $3,500 (IOP, 10 days); accepts insurance. Find Carrollton Springs on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube

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